Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Not many answers this week, but I do have questions...

Two weeks ago, I felt light-hearted and hopeful.

Last week, I felt the weight of the world.

I can't explain it, but it was definitely hard to get and stay out of bed. I want to say I feel a little lost...like I've wandered into a fog and have lost my sense of direction, not in a spiritual sense...more in an emotional sense.

This week, I don't have any answers yet, but I am cautiously optimistic. Also, I do have some questions for you, dear readers, and I hope you will take a moment to answer them either in a comment here or on your own blog. If you choose to write your own post, please leave a comment and let me know where to look.

  1. What made you happy when you were younger?
  2. What makes you happy now?
  3. What do you think will make you happy in the future?
  4. Do any of these answers change if you get married? If you have children?
You do not have to, but please respond with your age or the age range in which you fall...(18-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 60+). I would like to see how our answers vary with respect to where we are in age. I understand that maturity and experience can vary with the individual, but I wanted to see if there were any noticeable patterns.

I apologize in advance if you see this post multiple times, but I might bump it up a few times so I don't miss anyone who might like to participate.

Thank you!

Oh, I forgot to add that it's okay if you aren't sure what your answers are to these questions - I want to know that too.

Friday, March 13, 2015

First Q&A - Part 3

Anonymous asked, "I understand you have to be discrete, but would every consider posting more photos?"
I'm not saying I wouldn't consider it, but I'm definitely not promising anything.
Ronnie asked, "Do you have a favourite colour in knickers:)?"
My favorite color is blue, but I also think I look good in red or black. :-)
"Do you have a spanking fantasy, a scene that thrills?"
Hmm, I enjoy imagining the love of my life tossing me on the bed, flipping me face down, and securing my wrists and ankles. Then, he'll pull out a blindfold and have fun playing with my body and my senses. Perhaps just letting me feel or making me guess what he is using. All implements and toys are available for him to choose from. He can fuck, spank, and/or play. It's completely up to him whether I experience pain, pleasure, or both. This fantasy stems from a stories like this one on Literotica called "Tie Me Up Game."
"What first attracted you to Tom?"
Hehe, my dad and I hired Tom to remodel my house. I bought a house and three acres in September of 2012.  We spent about two months tearing out all the wall panels, carpets, electrical wires, and all of the kitchen cabinets. We started wiring one room when we decided we were going to need help. Dad called someone who used to work where we work and that guy just happened to hand the phone to Tom. We set up a meeting time and Tom came out to give us a quote. Over the next few months, I got to watch him as he worked on my house. He is strong and rugged, yet kind and gentle. He is very thoughtful and cares a lot about his work. He had no idea I was watching him at the time, but I was attracted to seeing his muscles flex while he was working, listening to him be in control and calmly give direction to his crew. He also treated me with respect and cared about what I thought as he worked.
One day about two months after he started working, he walked towards me and I flashed him a smile. He said, "That is the most beautiful smile I have ever seen." It stopped him dead in his tracks and he asked, "Is that smile for me?"
Not long after, we started dating and have been together ever since.
Thanks for your questions, Anonymous and Ronnie!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

First Q&A - Part 2

Leigh Smith asked, "Are you planning a big wedding?"

Not really.  It will mostly be for family and very close friends.  My current plan is to have it at a restored fire department building downtown.  I'm not planning anything fancy...I'm hoping it'll be more like a fun get-together and then we can run off together on our honeymoon.  It'll be our first real vacation - just the two of us. :-)

Thank you for your question!


In other news, I think I've decided to keep both Blogger and Wordpress in use at least for now.  I'll leave it to you which you would prefer to follow.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

First Q&A

DelFonte asked, "Could you tell me a little about yourself and why you started blogging?"

The first question is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be because I wasn't sure which direction to go in. I decided to give a brief summary about my life now and I'll refer you to my first post, A Bit of Background Info, for a more in-depth description. I will be 27 at the end of the month which is when I will receive my first real birthday spanking! I am a mechanical engineer who gets to hear fun buzzwords every day. I got engaged to Tom last year on March 1st, and we are working toward getting married around Christmas of this year. Life has thrown us a lot to deal with in the last year, and it's left us feeling tired and worn out. Our love for each other has kept us going strong, and now that things are quieting down, maybe we can slow down a little and just enjoy the scenery for a while.

Blogging has become my way of keeping a journal and expressing myself even though I have never been able to keep a personal journal to save my life. I find it therapeutic because I can get some of my feelings out and I know someone is out there listening even if they don't always reply. I hope that maybe it might help someone out there to hear about where I've been, where I am now, and where I want to go. I started blogging to share experiences, hear other's opinions, and gain perspective. This community has been a wonderful place to do just that and I am amazed at the amount support we, as a community, don't hesitate to give to one another.

Thanks for your question, DelFonte, and welcome to my blog! :-)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Question Time!

I’ve been trying to start a post for a couple of days now and just can’t seem to get anywhere on it yet, so I decided to go ahead open the floor up for a Q&A session instead.
Time for questions!
I’ve never participated in one of these before, so I’m eager to see what questions you all may have for me. Feel free to ask anything. I won’t promise I’ll have an answer for everything, but I will certainly try! I will copy the questions and answer them in a later post.
This time I would like to direct you to my Wordpress site for commenting here or https://relativity0218.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/question-time/. You don't have to as I am still allowing comments on this post, but it'd be easier for me...not that I'm complaining, mind you, since I'm the one making this complicated.
In other news, I'm still testing things on both Blogger and Wordpress. I hate being so indecisive...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blogger or Wordpress - Wordpress or Blogger

So, you may ask why am I still posting on both Blogger and Wordpress. Well, there are a few reasons.

1) Via StatCounter, I noticed not many readers are clicking the link to my new blog on Wordpress.

2) Via Wordpress Stats, there were maybe 10 visitors in the last week. Also, I have no idea how to get StatCounter working with Wordpress.

3) Wordpress has some cool features that I like, but so far a big issue I am having with it is that Wordpress' Blogs I Follow is not updating properly. It is either a few days behind or skipping updates altogether. (Right now, Hermione's Top Shelf post isn't showing on Wordpress.)

4) Sometimes Blogger has compatibility issues with my iPhone browser (isn't Chrome a Google-run browser? Maybe someone should remind them of that). Yesterday, I couldn't comment at all because it wouldn't load the comment box, then when it finally did load, my comment disappeared.

5) All my old stats don't transfer from Blogger to Wordpress which absolutely sucks. I'm sure I can figure out how to work around getting my favorite posts to show up on the side bars, but it is cool when readers are the reason posts are Most Popular and I don't choose them myself.

All of these items have led me to where I am at the moment - in a holding pattern. I think the best I can do for now is really give both a proper try for a while, which means I will probably be posting in both locations. I love that there is a Like button on Wordpress...I suppose I could activate the Google Plus thing and try that for Blogger. I also love the look and feel of my new blog, so maybe I'll tweak Blogger and try a new look. (Maybe.)

Also, DtBHC brought it to my attention that fetblogger.com exists. It seems like a pretty cool idea, but I'm not sure how many people are currently using it. Also, is the interface identical to Wordpress? Since I haven't really gotten used to Wordpress yet or decided to truly stop posting on Blogger, I think I'll wait before really considering Fetblogger.

So, because I am being so indecisive, I'll leave it to you which of my blogs you want to actually follow. My preference is actually Blogger for now - sorry for those that already changed links, feeds, etc. Also, since no one has made a comment on Wordpress yet, I'm thinking maybe you could keep leaving comments on Blogger for now. Then, I'll just re-import to Wordpress later to keep comments up-to-date there. (Just a personal preference as I'd hate to lose comments before the dust settles...maybe I'll disable comments on Wordpress and leave a link to come back to Blogger...)

Sorry for all the confusion - just imagine what it's like in my head at the moment. (sigh) I am definitely open to advice, tips, and comments about the blogging platforms, so feel free to comment.